Saturday, May 3, 2014

Printables on the REAL History Behind Cinco de Mayo

If you are looking for fun activities to teach your children about the REAL history behind Cinco de Mayo and the significant impact that the Battle of Puebla had on U.S. history, don't forget that I have a bilingual mini-book coloring book available in my TpT store and here in my MommyMaestra Shop

Both this and the next printable are instant downloads, so you don't have to wait around to get the materials. Just purchase, download, and print! 

This book includes coloring pages of items related to the history of the holiday, as well as brief descriptions in English and Spanish that are easy for young children to understand.

Cinco de Mayo Worksheets

For older children, I also have this brief reading passage. It is a one-page history on the Battle of Puebla and Cinco de Mayo available in on TpT and my MM Shop. From Benito Juarez's decision to stop paying foreign debts for two years to the significance of the battle on U.S. history, this informational text is written for students in 2nd - 6th grade. It includes an 8-question comprehension quiz plus answer key.

Other Cinco de Mayo Resources

My other Cinco de Mayo printables include booklets, and interactive notebook, and writing pages.

If you are looking to dive deeper into the history of Cinco de Mayo, check out this children's biography about General Ignacio Zaragoza SeguĂ­n:

There are a lot of children's books about Cinco de Mayo coming out now. Be careful! Some of them are very bad about spreading stereotypes. Here are the ones that I like:

Here is an informative video for classrooms about Cinco de Mayo, but it does not tell the complete history or explain why the Battle of Puebla was significant for it's impact on the U.S. Civil War. 

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